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What’s up, doc?

October 28, 2012
The OBSERVER

Glazed, plain or dipped in dressing are three ways to enjoy carrots. That's precisely what elementary students chose to sample last week as they participated in activities during what is known as World Food Day. Established several decades ago by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, this day occurs every October and since the early 1980s has had certain themes to both educate and challenge people to make changes to improve the availability and quality of food. Although a worldwide effort, steps were made right at Fredonia Elementary School under the direction of Mike Jabot, professor of science education at SUNY Fredonia. Students rotated through several food-related stations facilitated by nearly 80 college students and even though Bugs Bunny wasn't there munching on carrots with, "Eh, what's up Doc?" it was clear that students were asking, "What's going on?" and getting great answers as they ate carrots and learned about such things as how to compost with worms.

 
 

 

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